Project Ropata Retirement Village (Traffic Engineering Services)
Location Lower Hutt City
Client Urban Edge Planning Ltd
I was engaged by Urban Edge Planning in mid 2021 on behalf of Ropata Lodge Ltd to carry out an integrated transport assessment of a proposed 48 unit retirement village on High Street. The location of the proposed village within a residential area required a detailed assessment to be undertaken including carrying out on street parking surveys and inputting into the design of the vehicle circulation and parking areas within the site.
The proposed retirement village went through a notification process resulting in several submissions being received in opposition to the proposed village resulting in an independent hearings commissioner being appointed to run a hearing on the application. I was required to prepare detailed evidence in advance of the hearing, addressing the many concerns raised in the submissions.
In October 2023, the resource consent was granted for the 48 unit retirement village – a successful outcome for the client.